Hi! First of all we've been having some difficulties with dear Blogger and picture space so if you happen to read old posts and notice that pictures are missing that's because they've accidentally been deleted to make room for new photos :D I also deleted our banner but luckily now thanks to Oona we can add pictures here without having to delete any!
The trip to London was amazing as you've already read from Oona's post, I'm still pretty tired but miss the lovely, busy city and my friend... Luckily she's coming home to visit soon :) My trip started well let's say not quite according to plan, I had trouble getting my ticket and finding the right gate at the airport... I've flown many times before but still when it's the first time travelling via airplane on your own everything is suddenly confusing :D I managed to get on board a very full flight and of course couldn't find room for my big bag of hand luggage in the overhead lockers. Luckily a nice man helped me (probably because we were running late)! The landing to Heathrow wasn't that smooth and a bit terrifying but I made it safely to Paddington.
Of course the machines that sold tickets to the underground were broken so I had to walk around until I found a working one and then walk back again to the right tube line... But I made it to our hotel (couldn't get in the room at first since the cleaning ladies had locked it very well), and was happy to see it was very nice! Our room was small but clean and new, perfect for a weekend stay.
On Friday we first went to Camden's huge market place since I'd never been there before (I really don't know why since the place is awesome), it was amazing to just walk around, eat good food and enjoy the feeling of the place. Unfortunately you had to be careful about taking pictures since the people selling their products will kick you out if they see you taking photos of their stuff but it was more fun capturing the overall ambiance.
After Camden we would have gone to the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park but it turned out it wasn't open yet so we headed for Oxford street and shopping! Shopping in Oxford street is heaven and it turned out there were lots of shops I hadn't even been in on my last visits. I loved Forever 21 and Primark and of course Topshop didn't let me down this time either!
It was raining on Saturday but we didn't let that mind (though the handle kept coming of my umbrella so I couldn't bother opening it in places packed with people). We headed back to Oxford street to look for macaroons at Marks & Spencer as Oona knew they sold them there but we hadn't managed to get any on Friday since they were sold out... But we finally found some, it was a lot of hard work but worth it :D Then we headed for Harrods via the most crowded tube ride I've ever been on to buy souvenirs for my family, seriously we waited on the platform until we finally got on the fifth or sixth tube and then stood so closely packed together with other people you couldn't move! I love the feeling at Harrods even if most things cost more than I dread to even think of. After Harrods we went to eat on Leicester Square and went to check out Chinatown, both places were I haven't been before! We went to eat at Garfunkel's, a very nice place with good food, great music and nice decor. By then we were so tired that we headed for the hotel to enjoy the macaroons :)
Time went so quickly and on Sunday after packing in a hurry before the check-out time (Oona said I reminded her of an Angry Bird the way I was packing and getting ready in a frenzy) we headed for final shopping at Topshop on a peaceful Oxford Street before Oona had to take her train and I went to wait for my flight at Heathrow. My flight was delayed but at least there were lots of nice shops to spend my last pounds in :D The flight back went well and to my surprise my lovely family was waiting for me at the airport to take me home so I didnt' need to take the bus!
I'll show you my outfits and shopping later ;)
|Arriving at King's Cross :)|
|Our cute little hotel room with an amazing window!|
|Very delicious Japanese food at Camden!|
|We got to see the Winter Wonderland from the outside anyway :D|
|A very tame squirrel :)|
|The Christmas lights on Oxford street were stunning! There was fake snow foam and everything!|
|My first gingerbread latte! maybe it's a good thing there isn't a Starbucks in my home town...|
|You can see Harrods in the background, fully lit up!|
|Since these were so hard to find and there was a take three for two discount of course we bought three packets :D Very tasty macaroons!|
|The view from our hotel room.|
|My shopping, there wasn't even that much of it so I had no trouble packing my bag for the trip home!|
|A girl can dream...|
|Tired but happy at the airport!|